Westfield World Trade Center To Officially Open August 16th

By Westfield Corporation, Special for  USDR

Destined to become one of the world’s most visited retail destinations and a landmark instantly identifiable in Lower Manhattan and New York City, Westfield will celebrate the Grand Opening of its World Trade Center location on Tuesday, August 16th 2016, with a majority of retail stores opening for the first time at 12 noon that  day.

“The World Trade Center is a symbol of hope, opportunity, progress, and perseverance,” said William Hecht, Westfield’s Chief Operating Officer in the United States.  “Westfield is profoundly proud to be a part of this project and to introduce new experiences and energy to Lower Manhattan.  We are incredibly excited to open our doors to our neighbors, New York and tri-state area families, visitors, and all of our partners on August  16th.”

Family Day  Celebration

The free, open-to-the-public Family Day celebration will start at 12:00 noon and run until 6:00 PM and feature fun, family friendly activities throughout the center’s retail stores, hourly stage performances in the Oculus by a host of cultural icons and arts organizations, as well as samplings from the center’s amazing selection of food vendors. The day will kick off just before 12:00 noon with a special flag commemoration ceremony held in partnership with the Port Authority of New York and New  Jersey.

Also invited to participate in the day’s celebration, in collaboration with the 9/11 Tribute Center and HEART 9/11 and withsupport from the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, will be families and individuals having a special connection with the World Trade Center  site.

A Retail and Dining Destination with Something for  Everyone

Westfield World Trade Center will be home to one of the most diverse retail collections in New York City, restaurant concepts created by world-class chefs, high-profile events and entertainment, cutting-edge technology showrooms, as well as sponsorships and media activations for global brands such as Ford, Pepsi, and JP Morgan  Chase.

Encompassing 365,000 square feet of retail space, the center offers an engaging variety of more than 100 global and local fashion, beauty, lifestyle and technology brands showcasing the very best New York has to offer— all in one place.   From luxury and high-end concepts to trendsetting designers and everyday essentials, this shopping experience is designed to offer something great for  everyone.

The list of brands at Westfield World Trade Center includes Apple and Bose in technology; Boss Hugo Boss, H&M, Kate Spade,John Varvatos, LK Bennett, Lacoste, and Banana Republic in apparel; Under Armour in the athletic category; Sephora, Caudalie, Kiehl’s, MAC, and Dior Cosmetics in beauty; Cole Haan, Stuart Weitzman, Aldo, and Vince Camuto in footwear;Breitling, London Jewelers, Links of London, and Swatch in jewelry; as well as Disney and Kingkow in the children’s  category.

Bold chefs also take center stage at Westfield World Trade Center.  Alongside Eataly‘s newest marketplace which celebrates authentic Italian flavors, the art of fine food preparation and the joy of eating well— the property includes fresh food/gourmet grocer Market Lane, the renowned London steakhouse Hawksmoor (slated for future opening), bakeries and sweets from Lady M. and Epicerie Boulud, plus artisanal coffees, pop-ups, and first-to-market  restaurateurs.

Westfield World Trade Center is the Port of Entry to Lower  Manhattan

Westfield World Trade Center is Lower Manhattan’s new meeting point.  This is where 60,000 neighborhood residents, 300,000 daily commuters, and an additional 15 million global travelers are expected to converge by 2017— visiting the 9/11 Memorial and Museum, 1 WTC Observatory and other local points of  interest.

There are few places in the world as “connected” as Westfield World Trade Center. The property’s light-filled centerpiece, known as The Oculus and designed by internationally acclaimed architect Santiago Calatrava, provides connections to 13 subway / PATH trains, as well as many of the ferries coming and going from Manhattan to New Jersey and  Brooklyn.

About  Westfield

Westfield Corporation (ASX Code: WFD) is an internally managed, vertically integrated, shopping center group undertaking ownership, development, design, construction, funds/asset management, property management, leasing and marketing activities and employing approximately 2,000 staff worldwide. Westfield Corporation has interests in 34 shopping centers in the United States and the United Kingdom (http://www.westfieldcorp.com/properties/), encompassing approximately 6,500 retail outlets and total assets under management of $29  billion.

About Westfield World Trade  Center

The new port of entry to Lower Manhattan, Westfield World Trade Center is located at the site where 60,000 neighborhood residents, 300,000 daily commuters, 13 subway / PATH trains, multiple ferry lines, and an additional 15 million annual global travelers converge within one landmark setting.  This new New York City experience brings together commerce, community and culture in a destination integrating the Santiago Calatrava designed Oculus, street-level space in WTC Towers 3 and 4, as well as the galleries that run underground across the World Trade Center campus (including to 1 WTC, now the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere).  Encompassing more than 100 fashion, beauty, lifestyle and technology brands across 365,000 square feet of retail space, Westfield World Trade Center is home to one of the most diverse retail collections in New York City, restaurant concepts created by world-class chefs, art, culture, events and entertainment, as well as showrooms, sponsorships, and engaging media activations for premier partners such as Ford, Pepsi and JP Morgan  Chase.

Among the brands joining Westfield World Trade Center are the following, with a full listing to be found at:  https://www.westfield.com/westfieldworldtradecenter/stores/all-stores.

Fashion, Lifestyle, and Technology

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Aesop

Aldo

Apple

Art of Shaving

Banana Republic

Bose

Boss Hugo Boss

Breitlling

Camper

Caudalie

Charles Tyrwhitt

Cole Haan

Dior Cosmetics

Disney

Folli Follie

H&M

Havaianas

John Varvatos

Kate Spade New York

Kiko

Kingkow

Kit & Ace

L.K. Bennett

Lacoste

Links of London

London Jewelers

Longines

MAC

Mont Blanc

Pandora

Penhaligon’s

Reiss

Rituals

Roberto Coin

Sam Edelman

Sephora

Smythson

Stuart Weitzman

Swatch

Thomas Sabo

Tous

Tumi

Turnbull & Asser

Under Armour

Uno de 50

Victoria’s Secret

Vince Camuto

Food, Dining, and Treats

Beer Table

Bread Bakery

Choza Taqueria

Eataly

Epicerie Boulud

Grom

Hawksmoor

Joe Coffee

Kusmi Tea

Lady M

Little Hunter

Lobster Press

Market Lane

Nobletree Coffee

Nunu Chocolates

Pret a Manger

SOURCE Westfield  Corporation

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